Bead backing is used with bead embroidery. It is the foundation that you embroider your beads onto. It's stiff and durable, yet easy to bead through. It can also be used for cabochon beading, sewing, and more. You can glue on materials, apply iron-on transfers, or decorate with seed beads and Soutache. There are different types of bead backing you can use: thick felt, The Beadsmith Bead Foundation Bead Backing, Ultrasuede, and more.